Summary Î Mind Wide Open Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life

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Ally and what if anything can you do about it Fascinating and rewarding Mind Wide Open speaks to brain buffs self obsessed neurotics barstool psychologists mystified parents grumpy spouses exasperated managers and anyone who enjoys speculating and gossiping about the motivations and behaviors of other human beings Steven Johnson shows us the transformative power of understanding brain science and offers new modes of introspection and tools for better parenting better relationships and better living This is a really excellent look at how neuroscience relates to our everyday emotional lives One of the most interesting bits to me was the discussion of the way that we remember trauma Research now shows that a lot of conventional wisdom about trauma is flat out wrong in particularly this book suggests that if talking out a traumatic event reproduces the fear response increased heart rate etc it may cause the fear produced by the memories to become firmly etched not less This means that talk therapy might not actually be the most effective treatment for survivors especially if the trauma is recentIt can be kind of eerie to realize that so much of what we experience emotionally is related to chemicals flowing about in your brain but I found it fascinating I m pretty used to the idea in some ways alr

Summary Mind Wide Open Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life

Mind Wide Open Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life

In Open Your Brain and Epubthis nationally Open Your PDFEPUB #190 bestselling compulsively readable account of what makes brain science a vital component of people's uest to know themselves acclaimed science writer Steven Johnson subjects his own brain Mind Wide Epubto a battery of tests to find out what's really going on inside He asks How do we read other peopleWhat is the neurochemistry behind love and sexWhat does it mean Wide Open Your PDFEPUB #190 that the brain is teeming with powerful chemic Disturbingly simple depiction of the mind Johnson is unuestionably in awe of the brain His awe seems to have impaired his skepticism The result is that he sensationalized what he learned and at times provided absolutely false information as if it were fact For example He is under the assumption that the better people are at reading emotions the extroverted Where is the evidence for such an absurd claim This is why extraverts often misdiagnose introverts with autism when in fact they are not even on the spectrum Worse despite being around some of the most respected neuroscientists the world has to offer he was still holding tight to the myth that people only use 10% of their brains It s absurd These are only two examples of the many He really didn t have a good enough grasp of neuroscience to write

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Als closely related Wide Open Your Brain and PDFEPUB or to recreational drugsWhy does music move us to tearsWhere do breakthrough ideas come from Johnson answers these and many uestions arising Wide Open Your Brain and PDFEPUB or from the events of our everyday lives You do not have to be a neuroscientist to wonder for example why do you smile And why do you sometimes smile inappropriately even if you don't want to How do others read your inappropriate smile How does such interplay occur neurochemic OLD some interesting bits but a little too everyday and wandering for me but only 13 done and won t judge until the endNEWIt feels like Steven Berlin Johnson set out on a uest to understand his own mind kept a diary about it and decided to publish it when he reached a conclusion He doesn t delve too deeply into either the science or the anecdotes and I lost his train of thought several times It s a neat exploration but a bit too self indulgent to be a really compelling story for a reader


10 thoughts on “Mind Wide Open Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life

  1. says:

    If I was to sign up for a religion it would really have to offer me much than the chance to chant “Holy Holy Holy” at the right hand of God for the rest of eternity One of the things that would nearly sway me would be if it gave me a change to do and be all of the things there just isn’t time in one life to be and do And if I was converted to this particular religion one of the lives that would be on the

  2. says:

    Disturbingly simple depiction of the mind Johnson is unuestionably in awe of the brain His awe seems to have impaired his skepticism The result

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    Johnson opens with a uote from Keats let winged Fancy wanderThrough the thought still spread beyond herOpen wide mind's cage door While reading Johnson's pages about the behavioral theory of Robert Cloninger his t

  4. says:

    I really liked this book Each chapter focused on a different aspect of the mind For example one chapter discussed our ability to mindread other people referring to how we can read subtle cues about a person's mood whether t

  5. says:

    OLD some interesting bits but a little too everyday and wandering for me but only 13 done and won't judge until the endNEWIt

  6. says:

    Description Mind Wide Open speaks to brain buffs self obsessed neurotics barstool psychologists mystified parents grumpy spouses exasperated managers and anyone who enjoys speculating and gossiping about the motivations and behaviors of other human beings Steven Johnson shows us the transformative power of under

  7. says:

    This is a pretty fascinating book It gets a little annoying whenever Johnson tries to pimp it out as a self help book learning about your brain can help you blah blah but luckily it's NOT a self help book it's an informative

  8. says:

    Yep I'm a neuroscience nerd

  9. says:

    This is a really excellent look at how neuroscience relates to our everyday emotional lives One of the most interesting bits to me was the discussion of the way that we remember trauma Research now shows that a lot of conventional wisdom abo

  10. says:

    This book is fine but it's on the level of a breezy magazine piece The picture it presents of the brain is a vastly simplified one and the set pieces Johnson delivers in each chapter skate along the surface of the implications of modern neuroscience for philosophy sociology politics etc It turns out all the ri

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